PTSD Coach is an app developed for service members (active or retired) who think they may be struggling with symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Created jointly by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense, PTSD Coach offers multiple features for addressing reactions to trauma. It provides educational information about PTSD, a checklist to help with diagnosis, skills for managing symptoms, and resources for obtaining support. PTSD Coach also let users track their symptoms over time.


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Credibility

Overall Score: 4.65/5.00

Overall Score: 11/14

Research Base: 3/3
Research Funding: 2/2
Proposed Intervention: 3/3
Consumer Ratings: 1/3
Clinical Input in Development: 1/1
Software Support: 1/2

Date of Rating: February 2018


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User Experience

Objective Quality Score: 3.90/5.00

Subscale scores:
Engagement: 3.50
Functionality: 3.88
Aesthetics: 3.67
Information: 4.57

Subjective quality score: 2.50

Perceived impact score: 3.08

Rating date: August 2016
Rated by: Queensland University

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Transparency

Overall Score: Acceptable

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Available for: iOS 5.1 or later, Android 4.4 and up
Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Classification: Mindfulness, Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring, Psychoeducation & Information, Test/Screener Apps
Targeted conditions: PTSD
Target Audience: Adults (particularly military service members)
Designed to be used in conjunction with a healthcare professional: No, but highly recommended
Where to get it: iTunes, Google Play
Cost: Free